carbon dioxide management News

  • Capturing carbon dioxide to grow food

    Delta, British Columbia-based ProSelect Gas Treating Inc. has unveiled a new carbon capture system for the greenhouse industry. The GC6 Carbon Capture System has the ability to harness carbon dioxide (CO2) from biomass combustion emissions and convert it into fertilizer to grow greenhouse crops. This $5 million Canadian-made innovation gives greenhouse growers access to a more sustainable ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Converting Carbon Dioxide Directly Into Ethanol

    In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous.  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The simple solution to carbon dioxide detection

    The Euro-Gas range of gas sensors has now been extended with the introduction of the exciting miniature C1 and C2 Carbon Dioxide sensors that deliver speed, low power consumption and long-term stability. - High speed, real time sensing - two readings per second - Low power consumption, suitable for battery and portable applications - High accuracy - High poison resistance & ...

  • Rethinking Carbon Dioxide: From a pollutant to an asset

    With global greenhouse gas emissions still on the rise, despite decades of talk about curbing them, maybe the time has come to think differently about the climate crisis. Yes, we need to burn less coal, oil and natural gas, but clearly fossil fuels are going to be around for awhile. So why not try to clean up the mess they make? That's what a handful of prominent scientists are trying to do by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon Dioxide Captured Directly From the Air

    NEW YORK, New York (ENS) - The capture of carbon dioxide, CO2, directly from the air has been successfully demonstrated by scientists at Columbia University and Global Research Technologies, LLC, a technology research and development company based in Tucson, Arizona. The 'air extraction' prototype has demonstrated that carbon dioxide can be captured from the atmosphere, ...

  • Praxair Acquires Carbon Dioxide Plant from Tri-State Carbonic, LLC.

    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), today announced the acquisition of Tri-State Carbonic’s carbon dioxide (CO2) plant in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Tri-State is a producer of high-quality, bulk carbon dioxide gas for industrial use in the greater Cincinnati area. The company produces beverage-quality carbon dioxide gas for use in various markets, ...


    By Praxair

  • EPA seeks comments on new information about geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is requesting comments on new information it has received about geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide. During geologic sequestration, carbon dioxide is injected underground for long-term storage. This technology can be used to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), EPA protects ...

  • SST Develop Cost Effective Solution to Carbon Dioxide Danger

    As building design increasingly embraces low energy solutions so the concern over internal air quality increases. Monitoring the levels of carbon dioxide found in homes and businesses has become increasingly important and in response to the increased demand from local authorities, architects and builders for accurate, reliable, maintenance free carbon dioxide detectors SST Sensing has developed ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

  • EPA Exempts Carbon Dioxide Injection From RCRA Hazardous Waste Regulations

    The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a final rule that will exempt carbon dioxide streams captured from power plants and industrial sources and injected underground for geologic sequestration from federal hazardous waste regulations. The agency did not make the text of the final rule available Dec. 19. The EPA said carbon dioxide injected into Class VI wells approved for geological ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • NOAA and US Coast Guard hunt for Alaskan methane and carbon dioxide sources

    Recent observations have suggested that the air above Alaska may already hold the first signs of a regional increase in greenhouse gas emissions that could contribute to climate change around the globe. To learn more about the region’s emissions, NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo., has teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard at Kodiak Island. The two partners are flying NOAA ...

  • Two Ohio POET plants to produce liquefied carbon dioxide

    Two POET biorefineries in Ohio are installing liquefied carbon dioxide facilities on site. POET Biorefining - Marion and POET Biorefining - Fostoria will be operating in the Greater Ohio Valley liquid carbon dioxide marketplace. The plants will be able to serve the traditional food freezing and beverage carbonation markets as well as secure new carbon dioxide customers. “One of our ...


    By POET, LLC

  • Gas leak in Ipswich restaurant – carbon dioxide hits the news again

    Last Monday (22 June, 2015) saw an incident involving a leak of CO2 from a drinks machine in McDonald’s on Tavern Street, Ipswich. The restaurant was evacuated for several hours to allow firefighters to ventilate the building. Members of staff were treated at the scene but thankfully no-one was ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • UF/IFAS researchers to study how to reduce carbon dioxide in ranch soil

    University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers hope to reduce possible pollutants emanating from soils in Florida cattle ranches by using a $710,000 federal grant to study soil microbes. In the new study, UF/IFAS researchers will use lab and field studies to investigate how pasture management and factors such as temperature and rainfall affect soil microbes. ...

  • Questions and Answers on the proposal for a directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide

    1) What is carbon capture and storage? Carbon capture and storage is a suite of technological processes which involve capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the gases discarded by industry and transporting and injecting it into geological formations. The major application for carbon capture and storage (CCS) is to reduce CO2 emissions from power generation from fossil fuels, principally ...

  • DOE to provide US$36m to advance carbon dioxide capture

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it will provide US$36 million for 15 projects aimed at furthering the development of new and cost-effective technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the existing fleet of coal-fired power plants. “Currently, the existing US coal fleet accounts for over half of all electricity generated in this country,” US Secretary of Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Projects Selected for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 13 projects to develop technologies and methodologies for geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon capture and storage (CCS) research is focused on developing technologies to capture industrially generated CO2, and safely and permanently store it in underground geologic formations, in order to reduce the amount of CO2 being ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Europe shifting to a carbon dioxide-based vehicle taxation regime for a low-carbon automotive industry, notes Frost & Sullivan

    As Europe shifts steadily toward a carbon dioxide (CO2)-based vehicle taxation regime and vehicle manufacturers (VMs) hasten to comply with stringent EU CO2 norms (average fleet emissions less than 130g/km by 2015), demand for low-CO2 cars is skyrocketing. As a result, every European VM is racing towards capturing a share of this opportunity. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ( ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Combining brine management with carbon capture

    Water shortages are an urgent issue in many areas of the world and it is likely that the construction of desalination plants will increase to meet the rising demand for fresh water. A new study has evaluated a combined process to manage both the brine by-product from desalination plants and capture carbon dioxide. Desalination separates seawater (or inland saline or salty water) into fresh water ...

  • Low-cost recyclable material could capture carbon dioxide from power plants

    Researchers have developed a new, low-cost material for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants and other generators of the greenhouse gas. Produced with a simple one-step chemical process, the new material has a high capacity for absorbing carbon dioxide — and can be reused many times. Combined with improved heat management techniques, the new material ...

  • GSS and Schneider Electric co-exhibit Building Controls Carbon Dioxide Sensor module

    GSS joined with Schneider Electric at the recent Sensor + Test Fair in Nurnberg and Sensors Expo in Rosemont, IL to co-exhibit a unique wireless temperature, humidity and CO2 sensing module implementing their co-developed CO2 sensor and an ultra low power wireless interface board developed by Schneider Electric. The battery operated CO2, temperature and humidity wireless sensor prototype is the ...

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